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A caption 'A token of appreciation of your War Service' which included a visit to Aldershot Hippodrome and a meal at the White Lion Hotel.
Item 1 is a caption.
Item 2 is a caption 'Programme of Show.
Item 3, 4 and 5 are the programme of the show -…

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A newsletter published by the Women's Voluntary Service, Simla

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Two photographs.
1 is a half length portrait of a woman.
2 is a landlord standing outside the entrance to the Thorold Arms at Marston, South Kesteven.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.
This item was sent to…

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Two men dressed as women in the panto Cinderella. They are standing on the stage with three large toadstools. In the background is a tree and a crescent moon with a face.

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A large group of service and civilian personnel inside a large room with columns and arched windows. Space for a band with music stands and a piano in the centre. To the left a sign 'Ticket Office'.

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting with a photograph of 12 Lancasters over New York. Photograph 1 is a group of airmen seated in tiered rows. It is captioned 'Beer and Hot Dogs at the Pony Races'. Photograph 2 and 3 are four airmen seated at a round table…

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Ralph's graduation banquet from No 17 SFTS Souris, Manitoba. It includes the programme of addresses, menu and a list of those participating.
A second copy has some signatures of participants.

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Two airmen in fancy dress, one carrying a long traditional rifle. On the reverse 'Wing Co Walkden and F/L 'Dicky' Bird strolling across to the paddock'.

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Wharf with buildings beyond. A band plays just to left of a boarding ramp with people gathered at the bottom and others walking on it. Captioned 'RAF Band on the wharf - Southampton'.

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Stage hands preparing scenery. The stage door is open to the outside camp and two men are carrying a stage flat. More scenery is against the back drop at the back of the stage.

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The menu for the Victory Dinner held in the Officers' Mess, RAF Shallufa. On the reverse are the signatures of many who attended.

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Entries detailing daily activity including shift work at AV Roe, friends, entertainment, health, weather and family news. Mentions letters from Ken, and his arrival back in October.

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A programme for a variety show to held in the Station cinema.

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A beer mat with handwritten annotations - '22/8/44 Farewell party to F/Lt Monty Dawson DFM DFC At Roundstone Hotel Trowbridge. Now on PFF'.

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Photo 1 is a group standing on a lawn in front of a building, annotated 'Graduates from Univ..of Miami before Graduation Dinner.
Photo 2 is four airmen, three seated on a bench, one standing, annotated 'University of Miami. After dinner relaxation…

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The orders refer to the cessation of hostilities with Japan and VJ day. Celebrations include a sports meeting with monetary prizes and a concert.

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Four page Western Italy edition of the newspaper containing articles from various operational theatres around the world and from Britain.
Page 1 headline is: 'I SAW GENERAL SHOOT AT PRISONERS'.
Page 2 is given over to the forthcoming General…

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Two programmes, the first for 'Take a Look' a victory revue and the second for 'The Desert Song', a musical. They are captioned 'Two programmes for stage shows held at RAF Station Cosford during last half of 1945'.

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Top - Says he is keeping well but little news. Looking forward to receiving mail.

Bottom - writes that he is fit and had been to performance at the camp theatre. Mentions pantomime starting in a few days.

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Air-to-air view of two Lancaster aircraft airborne in echelon formation. Taken from the port side of the two aircraft. The aircraft carries a mocked up bouncing bomb for the filming of 'The Dam Busters'. On the reverse 'Shuter, Dick Lambert, Mike…

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Two airmen with uniform shirt sleeves rolled up sitting across from each other round a small table, playing cards inside a tent.

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Two airmen are playing billiards with a small dog on the table. Behind them is a blackboard with diagrams chalked on and a poster explaining how to bale out.

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Two men in costume standing on stage. One man is descending a short flight of stairs. The scenery is a painted backdrop with two mock trees in wooden tubs.

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Two men dressed in jackets and white trousers. In their right hands they have top hats. Behind on stage are the painted walls and mock trees in tubs.

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A man in costume is talking to a page with an item in his hand. Behind on stage are the painted walls and mock trees in tubs.
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